from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several predominantly white, swift-flying sea birds of the genus Phaethon, of warm regions, having small weak legs and a pair of long, slender, central tail feathers.
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- n. Any of the various seabirds of the family Phaethontidae, typically found in the open ocean in the tropics
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- n. mostly white web-footed tropical seabird often found far from land
tropic + bird (Wiktionary)